As we near the end of May, breezy and calm with a dash of rain, the beginning of the month seems an era ago, with its frozen ground, snow drifts, and biting wind. A Friday afternoon walk shows the neighborhood beginning to wake after a long winter: the spring thaw characterized by trees in flower and play on asphalt.
Flowering tree on Prince Street, across from Mary Jane Lee Park.
Salem Street is for play, not just cars!
Balcony of toys ready for outside play in Mary Jane Lee Park.
The middle block between Harbor and Ward Streets reveals dramatic in-between spaces; they host play, especially on small scooters and tricycles.
Tree in bloom on Harbor Street, while the historic, abandoned building awaits its future fate…
A surprising view, with dramatic sky, towards Ward Street.
The future site of the Ward Street Pocket Park has been the site of informal play for over a decade.